by Laura Moore
A successful woman with a sweet life discovers even the best laid plans are no match for unexpected passion—as award-winning author Laura Moore kicks off a captivating new series set in New York’s hottest seaside paradise.
As the overly responsible daughter of an irresponsible socialite, Dakota Hale practically raised herself. Now she’s turned her talent for placating the whims of the rich and spoiled into a lucrative concierge business in the swanky Hamptons. Meticulous and determined, Dakota has her life mapped out with one goal uppermost in mind: never, ever be like her mother. Surfing the waves of the Atlantic keeps Dakota steady when the drama on land gets too outrageous. But when sexy mogul Max Carr hires her, it rocks her balance in a big way. When Max makes it clear that he’s interested in more than just her organizational skills, Dakota is flattered – and attracted - but she refuses to allow an avowed playboy to interfere with her life plans. Max works hard, but he’s never had to put any effort into winning over a woman—until now. With her stunning beauty and keen intelligence, Dakota is worth the effort. But it’s plain she has no interest in a casual fling, and that’s all Max with his grief-stricken heart can offer.
An emotionally charged night changes everything, with consequences neither Dakota nor Max anticipated. Now they must navigate the rough waters of society gossip and devastating secrets that threaten their fragile relationship. If they can trust in the strength of their growing feelings, they’ll find the dreams they’ve been chasing are close enough to embrace…together.
Bestselling contemporary romance author Laura Moore's writing career began in a graduate school class that was, to put it kindly, a bit dry. After filling the pages of a coffee-stained notebook, she realized she’d written a love story that others might enjoy. Ride A Dark Horse was published the following year. Eleven books later, Laura thanks her lucky stars she enrolled in that graduate course. When she isn’t writing, Laura enjoys riding, swimming, cooking, pulling weeds in her garden, and reading late into the night. An incurable romantic, Laura loves a happily-ever- after and has been known to cry at TV commercials, especially ones with puppies or Clydesdales. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two children, their black Lab, and their cat, Zevon, who keeps them all in line.